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  • Age-related macular degeneration device wins FDA approval in older patients

    10/13/2014 1:03:01 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    The FDA approved VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies' Implantable Miniature Telescope in patients with bilateral end-stage age-related macular degeneration aged 65 or older, the company announced today. "We developed the telescope implant to help older adults who've missed seeing moments in their life and lost much of their independence. Now, younger individuals, those age 65 to 74, will also have access to this important therapy for treating end-stage AMD," said company CEO Allen Hill in a statement. The tiny telescope is implanted in one eye in an outpatient surgical procedure and renders enlarged central vision images over a wide area of the...
  • 20 Most Dangerous Cities in Georgia (my hometown is 10th - Douglas)

    10/11/2014 4:53:28 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    What are the most dangerous cities in Georgia? To get the lowdown on the cities in Georgia that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. A crime is a crime, so we took both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Georgia’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.* We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits...
  • Piers Morgan Slams Obama: 'What The Hell Is He Doing?'

    10/07/2014 5:59:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Jeffrey Meyer
    Former CNN host Piers Morgan appeared on Fox News’ Hannity Monday night to discuss a recent column he wrote for Mail Online in which he slammed President Obama, claiming he has committed “professional suicide.” During the Monday evening interview with Sean Hannity, Morgan mocked Obama’s foreign policy and wondered "what the hell is he doing to groups like ISIS and others intent on causing America and Britain serious harm? It sends an action to me of lethargy and complacency. As the segment continued, Morgan continued to dismantle President Obama’s lack of leadership on the world stage: It just struck me...
  • GOP edge grows in final stretch

    10/04/2014 5:56:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Cameron Josep]h
    With one month until Election Day, Republicans' chances for retaking the Senate and picking up seats in the House are improving. The GOP has been buoyed by positive public polling, while red-state Democrats are still struggling to find distance from President Obama. There are bright spots and even some unexpected new targets on the map for both parties, but the overall national environment seems to have ticked a bit toward Republicans. The GOP needs to win a net of six seats to retake control of the Senate, and Republicans seem better-positioned to do so now than they did through much...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Getting "Intellectually Lazy," "Atrophied" [by fanbois]

    10/01/2014 6:12:00 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    Chris Matthews criticized President Obama for being "intellectually lazy" and "listening to the same voices all the time" on Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's Hardball. Matthews singled out close Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and even First Lady Michelle Obama. "Let's get tough here," Matthews said. "Is this the problem of a second term that presidents get lazy, intellectually lazy, and cut off from the country and they start picking deputies for jobs instead of looking for the best people?" "The lazy thing to do is somebody leaves, you promote their deputy. This is, I think, part of the endemic problem of...
  • Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Helicopter due to be rolled out tomorrow (video link inside)

    10/01/2014 12:22:05 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    Roll out ceremony 10/2/2014Sikorsky S-97 RAIDERVideo Link - Sikorsky - S-97 Raider X2 Technology Family Of Helicopters SAR & Combat Simulation
  • Another Oklahoma Man...Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head

    10/01/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Dave Urbanski
    A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set at $1 million. Muriithi — a native of Kenya who reportedly identified himself as a Muslim — was working with the victim for the first time Sept. 19 at the Bellevue Nursing Home when he made the threats, the arrest warrant affidavit said. Muriithi told her that he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the police...
  • American incompetence in a world spinning out of control

    10/01/2014 6:35:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    nypost.com ^ | John Podheretz
    An intruder made his way across the White House lawn and through the building almost to the Obama living quarters before being stopped by a Secret Service officer who was off duty: This chilling news is more than just a kind of melodramatic movie scenario come true. Next to the military, the Secret Service is probably the most highly regarded institution within the executive branch. Or it was. Now we learn its agents can’t catch a guy running across the White House lawn; can’t stop the guy at the front door; can’t get to him before he gets to the...
  • Comparing American Cops with Islamic Terrorists

    09/29/2014 7:19:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    city-journal.org ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    Obama is also right that “we have our own racial and ethnic tensions.” But those tensions are exacerbated by the selective narratives favored by Obama and Holder, who a day before Obama’s U.N. speech had invoked the Ferguson riots as a wake-up call to the country to confront the “hard truths” of race and policing. Addressing a conference on incarceration, Holder urged the police to “work with the communities they serve . . . by forging close bonds, establishing deep trust, and fostering robust engagement.” Well and good, but police-civilian relations are a two-way street. Few are the departments that...
  • Melissa Harris Perry: Oklahoma Beheading A Case Of "Workplace Violence" (idiot alert)

    09/29/2014 7:13:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    Video At Source On the Sunday broadcast of her MSNBC show, Melissa Harris-Perry commented on the Oklahoma beheading story, calling it a case of "workplace violence." MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: I would be remiss not to bring up the story out of Oklahoma. It is a story that I read as workplace violence story. But I want to play just a little bit of the sound from the press conference that followed a gentleman who beheaded a woman in the context of his having been fired then he goes back to the plant. He stabs several people. One of the women, her...
  • Help: Good friend of family (Catholic) is unsure of her Salvation - Afraid to assume Heaven.

    09/28/2014 6:24:41 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    Spent the last week with Mom in hospital. A very close friend of Mom's (like an adopted daughter) is a wonderful help, but as a Catholic, is always fearful of her destination.She says that assuming that she will go to Heaven is beyond her...so she is painfully afraid and spreads that fear to others. Please help with your opinions.What should I say to her? She is neurotically fearful of her own future and spreads that fear generously.
  • Ralph Peters: Obama bombed Syria at night so he wouldn't Kill any terrorists (video)

    09/28/2014 11:25:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    Video Link
  • Muslim leaders play victim in Oklahoma beheading

    09/28/2014 9:08:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    Colleen Hufford of Moore Oklahoma may be missing her head, but the real victims are Muslims, or so we are being asked to believe. In fact, according to the Imam of the Islamic Institute of Boston, Islam suffers a “double hurt.” And here I thought Ms. Hufford had it bad. The imam should know, after all, it was his Institute’s “resident scholar” who was reportedly the former imam of the Oklahoma mosque attended by Alton Alexander Nolen, aka Jah’Keem Yisrael, who wielded the knife separating Ms. H’s head from her body. And the leadership of that Oklahoma mosque agree that...
  • Islam's war on the West (Ye olde Vanity)

    09/27/2014 4:50:53 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    It should be apparent to American citizens that our government will not, cannot, defend us from the forces of Islam (who have declared war on us). There are many in the armed forces that understand the nature of this war, but they are also ham-strung when fighting and even naming our enemy. To defend against this enemy, more than just asymmetrical warfare will be required. Our own government at present is with the enemy and against the Country.We must formulate our strategy here at FR (where else might we do it?).A majority of the country supports us, but the electorate...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz captivates Values Voter Summit (video at source)

    09/26/2014 5:54:35 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    politico.com ^ | KATIE GLUECK
    Rand Paul talked foreign policy. Rick Santorum decried flagging family values. Michele Bachmann called for war on radical Islam. But it was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas who captivated the crowd of social conservatives in Washington Friday, again showcasing his appeal with that critical part of the GOP should he run in 2016. The Values Voter conference offered an early glimpse of what’s sure to be a spirited battle for the allegiance of Christian conservatives in 2016. In a half-hour speech, the Lone Star State Republican quoted “Amazing Grace” and cited Psalms; Cruz shared a personal story about how his...
  • Cheney: ‘Stunned’ over Obama comparison between Mideast, Ferguson unrest

    09/25/2014 9:44:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he was “stunned” that President Obama appeared to compare the unrest in the Middle East to the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., during his United Nations speech. Cheney, speaking with Fox News on Wednesday, said it’s “outrageous” to suggest a “moral equivalence” between the two situations. “I was stunned. I mean, in one case, you've got a police officer involved in a shooting. There may be questions about it. They'll be sorted out through the legal process. There's no comparison to that with what ISIS is doing to thousands of people throughout the Middle East,...
  • Why beheading?

    09/22/2014 5:09:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Jeff Jacoby
    In a 2005 study published in Middle East Quarterly, historian Timothy Furnish quotes the famous passage at Sura 47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks.” For centuries, Furnish observes, “leading Islamic scholars have interpreted this verse literally,” and examples abound throughout Islamic history. Yet Western leaders keep insisting that the beheading of “infidels” is unrelated to the jihadists’ religious outlook. Last week, after British aid worker David Haines became the third Western hostage to be decapitated by Islamic State, Britain’s immigration minister, James Brokenshire, made a point of going to a mosque in London to declare that the...
  • Obama’s half-hearted war on terror

    09/21/2014 7:07:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    <p>Military types say his big goal and his puny tools are a mismatch, which could mean he has been too clever by half. It’s likely he is ­underestimating the terrorists’ lust for blood and overestimating his ability to fool voters into thinking he is resolute.</p>
  • Washington’s Ruling Class Is Fooling Itself About The Islamic State

    09/20/2014 6:00:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Angelo Codevilla
    The WSJ’s recommendations, like the Obama administration’s projected activities, are all about discrete measures—some air strikes, some arming of local forces, etc. But they abstract from the fundamental reality of any and all activities: He who wills any end must will the means to achieve it. As in Bush’s war, as is the custom in Washington nowadays, our ruling class’s several sectors decide what actions they feel comfortable undertaking about any given problem, while avoiding reasonable judgment about whether these actions will actually fix the problem. This is the very definition of irresponsibility. But they call it “strategy.”
  • The Buckley Program at Yale Lecture Series 9/15/14 (Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Yale - Video)

    09/19/2014 6:20:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
    LINK
  • Jobs Created During Each Presidency Term (Obama is pathetic)

  • Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos's Startup Is Part of Bid to Deliver Astronauts

    09/16/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | Andy Pasztor
    The long-secretive space ambitions of Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc., AMZN +0.10% suddenly are about to get a lot more public. Blue Origin LLC, the space-exploration startup Mr. Bezos has been quietly toiling over for years, is part of a team led by Boeing Co. BA +0.05% that is expected to soon garner a NASA contract to ferry astronauts to and from the international space station, according to people familiar with the matter. The role played in Boeing's bid by Washington-state based Blue Origin, which describes its goal as "developing technologies to enable private human access...
  • Kerry: We Must 'Put Real Islam Out There'

    09/16/2014 6:29:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that to counter the ideology of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its claim of a "religious foundation" for its actions, part of the strategy of the international coalition he is attempting to assemble must be to "begin to put real Islam out there." Kerry, in Paris for talks with various world leaders to build that coalition, further said that all of the Arab leaders he had spoken with earlier concurred about their focus on "real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are." The secretary of state recently...
  • New algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass.

    09/15/2014 10:52:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    mit.edu ^ | Jennifer Chu
    Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs in tandem, bounding until it reaches a full gallop. Now MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah — a sleek, four-legged assemblage of gears, batteries, and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the robot for a test run on MIT’s Killian...
  • Why did Mideast Christians heckle pro-Israel Ted Cruz?

    09/14/2014 9:15:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    This past Wednesday night, Senator Ted Cruz did a courageous thing. He walked out on an audience that suddenly showed itself to be anti-Israel and even anti-Jewish. The dinner audience was part of a conference called “In defense of Christianity,” made up of mostly Middle Eastern Christian groups persecuted by Islamic jihadists. When he remarked that in this war against Islamic terror we need to stand with Israel and the Jewish people, he was booed…repeatedly. Finally, Cruz said: “If you can’t stand with Israel and the Jewish people, I cannot stand with you. Good night and God bless,” and he...
  • The rise of Scotland the terrible

    09/13/2014 5:41:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    www.thecommentator.com ^ | Tom Gallagher
    It only hit home last Monday that I was living in a transformed country. It was in Musselburgh, a neat, mainly working-class town at the mouth of the river Esk, unjustly overlooked by tourists who cram into nearby Edinburgh. I was in the crowd at a rally being addressed by Jim Murphy MP, one of the few stars on the pro-Union side. He was assailed by a local SNP councillor and abuse was hurled from passing cars. It was a mild example of the ‘systematic manipulation of hatreds’ which is how the American Henry Adams once described elections, except that...
  • Will Superintelligent Machines Destroy Humanity?

    09/13/2014 5:25:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 92 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Ronald Bailey |
    In Frank Herbert's Dune books, humanity has long banned the creation of "thinking machines." Ten thousand years earlier, their ancestors destroyed all such computers in a movement called the Butlerian Jihad, because they felt the machines controlled them. Human computers called Mentats serve as a substitute for the outlawed technology. The penalty for violating the Orange Catholic Bible's commandment "Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind" was immediate death. Should humanity sanction the creation of intelligent machines? That's the pressing issue at the heart of the Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom's fascinating new book, Superintelligence....
  • Rotherham...Grandfather of victim tells police chief: 'If I had a gun I would shoot you'

    09/11/2014 5:44:54 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Claire Duffin, and Press Association
    ACTUALLY TITLE (TRUNCATED TO FIT): Rotherham abuse scandal: Grandfather of victim tells police chief: 'If I had a gun I would shoot you' Victims of child sex abuse in Rotherham confronted beleaguered police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright on Thursday as he faced angry calls from members of the public to resign. The victims accused Mr Wright of turning a blind eye to their suffering, while the grandfather of one young girl branded him a “disgrace” and threatened to shoot him when he appeared to answer questions at a meeting of South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Panel. The man, who...
  • The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart (Sal Khan of Khanacademy.org)

    09/11/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    khanacademy.org ^ | Salman Khan
    Researchers have known for some time that the brain is like a muscle; that the more you use it, the more it grows. They’ve found that neural connections form and deepen most when we make mistakes doing difficult tasks rather than repeatedly having success with easy ones. What this means is that our intelligence is not fixed, and the best way that we can grow our intelligence is to embrace tasks where we might struggle and fail. However, not everyone realizes this. Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University has been studying people’s mindsets towards learning for decades. She has found...
  • Rotherham child sex abuse files 'missing from archive'

    09/10/2014 6:42:56 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Key reports detailing child sexual exploitation have disappeared from the archives, the outgoing chief executive of Rotherham Council has told MPs. Martin Kimber said he had not seen a full copy of a 2002 report, had never seen a 2003 report and only saw a 2006 report on Sunday. A report published earlier this month found at least 1,400 children were abused in the town from 1997 to 2013. The council was heavily criticised by Professor Alexis Jay. In her report, Professor Jay said: "Further stark evidence came in 2002, 2003 and 2006 with three reports known to the police...
  • New Film Lays Bare 'Pakistan's Hidden Shame'

    09/09/2014 11:40:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    The United Kingdom's sizable Pakistani community has been under fire recently as a result of shocking revelations of widespread child sex exploitation in the city of Rotherham by men with links to that South Asian country. Now, a new documentary screened by Britain's Channel 4 last week has been shifting attention to the problem of child abuse in Pakistan itself, particularly the northwestern city of Peshawar, near the Afghan border. "Pakistan's Hidden Shame" charts the plight of Peshawar's street children, most of whom are believed to have experienced sexual abuse at some stage in their lives. *snip* "A woman is...
  • How the King James Bible changed the world

    09/09/2014 7:52:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 124 replies
    In 1611, the new British state headed by King James I issued its translation of the complete Bible, "newly translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. By His Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in churches." The book gave English-speaking Christians a common standard through which they could express their faith. Soon, the spread of printing technology meant that this translation above all became the definitive Bible that believers kept in their houses, and before too long, carried in their pockets. *snip* Even thinkers not sympathetic to the Bible's message still...
  • A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him (in the NYTimes - HaHa)

    09/09/2014 6:26:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    NYTimes ^ | PETER BAKER
    To Mr. Obama’s critics, the disparity between the president’s previous statements and today’s reality reflects not simply poorly chosen words but a fundamentally misguided view of the world. Rather than clearly see the persistent dangers as the United States approaches the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, they said, Mr. Obama perpetually imagines a world as he wishes it were. “I don’t think it is just loose talk, I think it’s actually revealing talk,” said Peter H. Wehner, a former adviser to President George W. Bush now at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. “Sometimes words are...
  • The Awful Truth: The World is at War

    09/08/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | James Lewis
    American Thinker and other commentary sites have been covering the Jihad War in great detail. But a coherent overview only came together for me after visiting the Long War Journal’s Threat Matrix, sponsored by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. The Threat Matrix helps us to see worldwide jihadist violence. In just the last two weeks we see jihadist warfare in: Nigeria (Boko Haram) Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Assad and Hezb’ollah) Gaza (Hamas) Sinai Desert (Ansar Jerusalem against Egypt) Afghanistan (Taliban) India (Al Qaida) Pakistan (Waziristan terrorists) Iraq (Iranian-sponsored terrorist group, “League of the Righteous”) Libya (Libya Dawn Coalition...
  • Russian Strategic Bombers Near Canada Practice Cruise Missile Strikes on US

    09/08/2014 5:51:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales. The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near Iceland, Greenland, and Canada’s northeast. Analysis of the flight indicated the aircraft were conducting practice runs to a pre-determined “launch box”—an optimum point for firing nuclear-armed cruise missiles at U.S. targets, said defense officials familiar with intelligence reports. Disclosure of the nuclear bombing practice comes as a Russian general last week called for Moscow...
  • George Igler on Ezra Levant on the issue of UKIP, Adoption, and leaping British fascism

    09/07/2014 4:53:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    George Igler was in the news this week regarding the Rotherhham gang rapes. He made the estimate of the economic worth of the child sex slaves.Very interesting video. Video at source.
  • 'Progressive Moral Depravity': A Confederacy of Dunces

    09/07/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Clarice Feldman
    There’s a wonderful book, A Confederacy of Dunces, the title of which refers to an epigraph from Jonathan Swift's essay, "Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting": "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." I was reminded of it this week when the confederacy of dunces both here and in Great Britain seems to have linked arms against the genius of Western civilization and the long-suffering middle class which has for so long sustained it. Key players in the confederacy are perpetually offended...
  • Islamic Rape Gangs: Rotherham is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    09/07/2014 8:13:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Dellingpole
    I talk to George Igler of the Discourse Institute who has been following the Rotherham child rape gang story closely for the last three years. The full story is more shocking than you can possibly imagine, not just because of the ugliness of the abuse itself (redolent of that horrible scene from the movie Taken where smack-addled girls are serially abused in a filthy dive by countless grubby men) but also because of the extent of the cover-up by the left-liberal establishment of social workers, local government officers, child welfare charities, diversity co-ordinators, not to mention the regional police forces...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Farage and Murdoch In Private Meeting In New York City

    09/05/2014 9:42:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Raheem Kassam
    Breitbart London can exclusively reveal that UKIP leader Nigel Farage and News Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch met in private this week, following hotly on the heels of Douglas Carswell MP's defection away from the Conservative Party and into Team Farage. The meeting took place at Murdoch's private office in the NewsCorp building in Manhattan after Mr Farage had finishing taping segments for the Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto shows. Breitbart London can report that following a live interview at the Cavuto show, the host paused for an advertisement break, turned to Mr Farage and said, "Sir... The boss wants to...
  • Is Britain hardening its heart against Muslims? (finally)

    09/04/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    spectator.co.uk ^ | Damian Thompson
    The Guardian reported last week that British extremists were among ‘the most vicious and vociferous fighters’ in the ranks of Isis. But this we knew. For UK Muslims, the fact that James Foley’s executioner spoke with a London accent was a public relations disaster. It wasn’t great for Britain, either, which is now routinely accused by Americans of harbouring an enemy within. Then came Rotherham. It’s no secret that Asian grooming gangs have been targeting white girls on sink estates — but until last month social workers and the police conspired to keep the full truth from us. They protected...
  • How can the man in charge of child protection say Rotherham had nothing to do with race?

    09/04/2014 8:28:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Dan Hodges
    I’ve just read an interview that appears to have been published in this morning’s Guardian, with Amelia Gentleman and Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service’s lead on child sexual abuse and violence against women and girls. It deals with Rotherham and – if Afzal’s words have been reported correctly – he should be sacked. His statements are staggering. He begins by claiming race was not an issue in the targeting of victims. “He argues that evidence suggests that victims were not targeted because they were white but because they were vulnerable and their vulnerability caused them to seek out 'warmth,...
  • Great white shark attacks kayakers off Plymouth (Mass - video at source)

    09/04/2014 5:48:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    What appears to have been a great white shark bit a kayak carrying a woman off White Horse Beach in Plymouth on Wednesday night, officials said. The two women, who were identified as Ida Parker and Kristin Orr, were taking pictures of seals about 150 yards offshore in separate kayaks, when the great white bit one off the kayaks. "I looked back at her and it came directly out of the water, underneath the boat, launched her backwards and flipped me over," Parker said. Both boats were overturned in the attack.
  • Pupils at 'Trojan Horse' school were shown jihadist video (UK)

    09/03/2014 6:24:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Graeme Paton
    Pupils from a Birmingham school at the centre of the so-called “Trojan Horse” investigation were shown a jihadist promotional video in the classroom, it has been revealed. Ian Kershaw, who conducted an inquiry on behalf of Birmingham City Council, said the film portrayed images of “violent extremism” had been played to children despite concerns it was “completely unacceptable”. Giving evidence to MPs on Tuesday, he insisted senior staff at the school – which was not named – failed to discipline the teacher involved after the incident came to light. Peter Clarke, the former Scotland Yard anti-terror chief, told how a...
  • May blames 'institutionalised political correctness' for Rotherham scandal

    09/02/2014 5:52:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Theresa May has described the failures of police and council agencies in Rotherham to deal with child sex abuse as a complete dereliction of duty. In a strongly worded statement, the home secretary told MPs that "institutionalised political correctness" had contributed to the authorities turning a blind eye to the abuse of at least 1,400 in Rotherham between 1997 to 2013. "Like the rest of this House, I was appalled to read about these victims and the horrific experiences to which they were subjected," she said. "Many also suffered the injustice of seeing their cries for help ignored and the...
  • Oxford grooming gang: We will regret ignoring Asian thugs who target white girls

    09/02/2014 10:02:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Allison Pearson
    Rochdale, Rotherham, Derby, Oxford. The towns change, but the pattern is always the same. Gangs of men, mainly of Pakistani Muslim heritage, lure white girls as young as 10 with gifts and displays of affection. Next, the girl is raped as a way of “breaking her in”. Once the child’s spirit is subdued, and her mind fogged with drugs, she is sold for sex to multiple men at £200 a time. If the girl tries to break away, a gang member might threaten to behead her or firebomb her home. Mohammed Karrar, who was found guilty in the Oxford sex-grooming...
  • [Researcher who raised alarm in Rotherham] told to 'never, ever' repeat the allegations

    09/02/2014 6:24:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Leon Watson
    Actual title before shortening: Home Office researcher who raised alarm over sex abuse in Rotherham more than a decade ago was told to 'never, ever' repeat the allegations A council researcher who raised the alarm over sex abuse in Rotherham more than a decade ago was threatened and told to 'never, ever' repeat the allegations, it emerged today. The woman, who was seconded to Rotherham council by the Home Office, compiled a report in 2001 that said most of the perpetrators were Asian men. But instead of taking action, child protection bosses sent her on a 'diversity course' and tried...
  • Reckoning Starts in Britain on Abuse of Girls (Rotherham and the rest of the Isle)

    09/01/2014 6:44:06 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    NYTimes ^ | KATRIN BENNHOLDS
    It started on the bumper cars in the children’s arcade of the local shopping mall. Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys, handsome and flirtatious, treated her and her friends to free rides and ice cream after school. Over time, older men were introduced to the girls, while the boys faded away. Soon they were getting rides in real cars, and were offered vodka and marijuana. One man in particular, a Pakistani twice her age and the leader of the group, flattered her and bought her drinks and even a mobile phone. Lucy liked him. The rapes started...
  • Senior Cumbrian councillor’s warning over Rotherham abuse scandal (muslim grooming gangs)

    09/01/2014 6:13:38 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    An abuse scandal that has triggered revulsion across the country could happen in Cumbria, says the politician responsible for child protection in the county. The warning comes as details continue to emerge about the horrific and prolonged abuse of 1,400 young children in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. There are growing calls for the professionals who failed to listen to victims – including council bosses and South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner – to resign. Reacting today, Councillor Anne Burns, who is politically responsible for children’s services in the county, warned that no area of the country – including Cumbria – should...
  • UK Prosecutor Branded a Racist for Prosecuting Muslim Rape Gang (and he's a Muslim)

    09/01/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    As the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West, I led the teams that brought the so-called Rochdale Grooming Gang to justice in 2012 for abusing up to 47 girls. My work saw me go up against not only the offenders, but those who tried to intimidate me for bringing abusers before the courts. They said I had given racists a stick with which to beat minorities -- I said our communities should be carrying their own sticks. Far-Right extremists targeted me, too. I had made these British-Asian men pay for abusing vulnerable girls -- but that damaged the racists'...
  • Why the Secular Humanists Cannot Cope With Islam

    09/01/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    http://www.patheos.com/ ^ | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    In England the liberal left wing ideologues are shaking their heads with shame at the revelations coming from the town of Rotherham. In a huge scandal it has emerged that hundreds of children in state run children’s homes were systematically abused by gangs of Muslim men. *snip* The fact that this sex abuse ring was perpetrated by Asian (Pakistani) men forces one to ask whether the crimes are somehow linked to their culture and religion. The police and social services were useless precisely because they thought the behaviors were linked with the Pakistani culture and religion, and why did so...